| There is always the Duomo, from any angle.
|| It's hard to get a full view of it from near it.
|| The Gates of Paradise on the Baptistry are still a draw, even though they're replicas.
|| You CAN climb the campanile, it's only 400 steps or so, but an ambulance waits to cart you off if you don't make it!
|| Close up, the cathedral is a riot of red and green marble and, naturally, restoration.
|| The originals of many Florentine sculptures live in the Duomo museum across the street.
| like this panel from the Gates of Paradise.
|| and MIchaelangelo's unfinished Pieta
|| as well as a Mary Magdalene that looks like St. John the Baptist
|| The Della Robia choir kids there are great.
|| Playing cymbals.
| At Orsanmichele, Donatello's St. George stands quietly - but see the dragon-fight below!
|| The Piazza della Singoria is as crowded as any place I've seen. The David in front of the Palazzo Vecchio is a replica.
|| Every city has its Neptune statue.
|| And some have posing boys: note the fashionably displayed underwear!
|| The courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio
|| "that statue" in the Palazzo Vecchio